36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 2966-2970 [2017-00248]

Download as PDF 2966 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices Transmittal No. 16–71 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of the Philippines (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment* Other .................................... $20 million $ 5 million TOTAL .......................... $25 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Two (2) AN/SPS–77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Support services, including installation services, operator training, system operational testing, and documentation. (iv) Military Department: Navy (LFK) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: PI–P–SBV—$4.7M, Excess Defense Article (EDA) transfer of ex-USCG cutter Hamilton, now PF–15, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar PI–P–SBW—$15.1M, EDA transfer of ex-USCG cutter Dallas, PF–16, now BRP Ramon Alcaraz (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex Attached. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 12, 2016 *as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Policy Justification pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES The Philippines—AN/SPS–77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars The Government of the Philippines has requested a possible sale of two (2) AN/SPS–77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars, support services, including installation services, operator training, system operational testing, and documentation. The total estimated program cost is $25 million. The Philippines seeks to increase its Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) capabilities in order to improve monitoring of its vast territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). An effective Philippine MDA capability strengthens its self-defense capabilities and supports regional stability and U.S. national interests. This sale is consistent with U.S. regional objectives and will further enhance interoperability with the U.S. Navy, build upon a longstanding cooperative effort with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 United States, and provide an enhanced capability with a valued partner in a geographic region of critical importance to the U.S. government. The AN/SPS–77 Air Search Radars will be used to provide an enhanced ability to detect and track air contacts. The radars will be installed on two Hamilton-class cutters acquired through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. The Philippines will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be VSE and Saab. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any U.S. or contractor representatives to the Philippines. U.S. contractors, under U.S. government oversight, will be in the Philippines for installation and associated support of this new radar on these Philippine Navy ships. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–71 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. A completely assembled AN/SPS– 77 radar, which is a commercial product that is outfitted on USN LCS class ships, will be tailored for release to the Philippine Navy under this program. The operating characteristics and capability of this system as it will be delivered to the Philippines Navy will be UNCLASSIFIED. 2. AN/SPS–77 operation and maintenance documentation, software, and support is UNCLASSIFIED. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the Philippines can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are have been authorized for release and export to the Government of the Philippines. [FR Doc. 2017–00241 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Amendment of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is amending the charter for the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This committee’s charter is being amended in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(d). The amended charter and contact information for the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be obtained at http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. The DoD is amending the charter for the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors previously announced in the Federal Register on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (81 FR 40679). Specifically, the DoD is amending the charter to update the estimated number of annual meetings of the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors. SUMMARY: Dated: January 5, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–00239 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–57] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, DSCA/SA&E–RAN, (703) 697–9107. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–57 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 5, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 2967 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 EN10JA17.002</GPH> pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 2968 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices Transmittal No. 16–57 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Norway (ii) Total Estimated Value: $1.40 billion $ .35 billion TOTAL .......................... pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Major Defense Equipment * Other .................................... $1.75 billion (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Five (5) P–8A Patrol Aircraft, each includes: Commercial Engines, Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IO) MX–20HD, AN/AAQ– 2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY–10 Radar, ALQ–240 Electronic Support Measures Eleven (11) Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS) Eight (8) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ– 24(V)N Eight (8) System Processors for AN/AAQ–24(V)N Forty-two (42) AN/AAR–54 Missile Warning Sensors for the AN/AAQ– 24(V)N Fourteen (14) LN–251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/ Inertial Navigations Systems (EGIs) Two thousand (2,000) AN/SSQ–125 Multi-Static Active Coherent (MAC) Source Sonobuoys Non-MDE includes: Spares, spare engine, support equipment, operational support systems for Tactical Operations Center and Mobile Tactical Operations Center (ToC/MToC), training, maintenance trainer/classrooms, publications, software, engineering and logistics technical assistance, Foreign Liaison Officer support, contractor engineering technical services, repair and return, transportation, aircraft ferry, and other associated training and support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (SAN) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: This would be Norway’s first purchase of the P–8A Patrol Aircraft. Norway has one related P–8A case, NO–P–GEN, which provides P–8A study and technical analysis support. (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex Attached (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 20, 2016 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 *as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Policy Justification Norway—P–8A Aircraft and Associated Support Norway has requested a possible sale of up to five (5) P–8A Patrol Aircraft, each includes: Commercial Engines, Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IO) MX–20HD, AN/AAQ– 2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY–10 Radar, ALQ–240 Electronic Support Measures. Also included are eleven (11) Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS); eight (8) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ–24(V)N; eight (8) System Processors for AN/AAQ–24(V)N; fortytwo (42) AN/AAR- 54 Missile Warning Sensors for the AN/AAQ–24(V)N; fourteen (14) LN–251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/ Inertial Navigation Systems (EGIs); and two thousand (2,000) AN/SSQ–125 Multi-Static Active Coherent (MAC) Source Sonobouys; spares; spare engine; support equipment; operational support systems; training; maintenance trainer/ classrooms; publications; software; engineering and logistics technical assistance; Foreign Liaison Officer support; contractor engineering technical services; repair and return; transportation; aircraft ferry; and other associated training and support. The total estimated program cost is $1.75 billion. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability throughout the world. The proposed sale will allow Norway to maintain its Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) capability following retirement of its P– 3C MPA. This sale will strengthen collective NATO defense and enhance Norway’s regional and global allied contributions. Norway has procured and operated U.S. produced P–3 Orion MPAs for over 40 years, providing critical capabilities to NATO and coalition maritime operations. Norway has maintained a close MPA acquisition and sustainment relationship with the U.S. Navy over this period. The proposed sale will allow Norway to recapitalize, modernize, and sustain its MPA capability for the next 30 years. As a long-time P–3 operator, Norway will have no difficulty transitioning its MPA PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2969 force to the P–8A and absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor involved in this sale is The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA. Additional contractors include: Air Cruisers Co, LLC; Arnprior Aerospace, Canada; AVOX Zodiac Aerospace; BAE; Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)/EMS; Compass David Clark; DLS/ ViaSat, Carlsbad, CA; DRS; Exelis, McLean, VA; GC Micro, Petaluma, CA; General Electric, UK; Harris; Joint Electronics; Martin Baker; Northrop Grumman Corp, Falls Church, VA; Pole Zero, Cincinnati, OH; Raytheon, Waltham, MA; Raytheon, UK; Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA; Spirit Aero, Wichita, KS; Symmetries Telephonies, Farmingdale, NY; Terma, Arlington, VA; Viking; and WESCAM. Norway does require an offset agreement. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the prime contractor. Implementation of the proposed sale will require approximately five (5) contractor personnel to support the program in Norway. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–57 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The P–8A aircraft is a militarized version of the Boeing 737–800 Next Generation (NG) commercial aircraft. The P–8A is replacing the P–3C as the Navy’s long-range anti submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime, and littoral operations. The overall highest classification of the P–8A weapon system is SECRET. The P–8A mission systems hardware is largely unclassified, while individual software elements (mission systems, acoustics, ESM, etc.) are classified up to SECRET. 2. P–8A mission systems include: a. Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS). TOMS functions include environment planning, tactical aids, weapons planning aids, and data correlation. TOMS includes an algorithm for track fusion which automatically correlates tracks produced by on board and off board sensors. b. Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) MX–20HD. The EO/IR system E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 2970 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices processes visible EO and IR spectrum to detect and image objects. c. AN/AQQ–2(V)1 Acoustic System. The Acoustic sensor system is integrated within the mission system as the primary sensor for the aircraft ASW missions. The system has multi-static active coherent (MAC) 64 sonobuoy processing capability and acoustic sensor prediction tools. d. AN/APY–10 Radar. The aircraft radar is a direct derivative of the legacy AN/APS- 137(V) installed in the P–3C. The radar capabilities include GPS selective availability anti-spoofing, SAR and ISAR imagery resolutions, and periscope detection mode. e. ALQ–240 Electronic Support Measures (ESM). This system provides real time capability for the automatic detection, location, measurement, and analysis of RF-signals and modes. Real time results are compared with a library of known emitters to perform emitter classification and specific emitter identification (SEI). f. Electronic Warfare Self Protection (EWSP). The aircraft EWSP consists of the ALQ–213 Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS), ALE–47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and the AN/AAQ–24 Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM)/AAR–54 Missile Warning Sensors (MWS). The EWSP includes threat information. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary was to obtain access of the P– SA specific hardware and software elements, systems could be reverse engineered to discover USN capabilities and tactics. The consequences of the loss of this technology, to a technologically advanced or competent adversary, could result in the development of countermeasures or equivalent systems, which could reduce system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the recipient government can provide substantially the same degree of protection, for the technology being released as the U.S. Government. Support of the P–8A Patrol Aircraft to the Government of the Norway is necessary in the furtherance of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Norway. [FR Doc. 2017–00248 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2016–OS–0058] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 9, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form and OMB Number: Improving Caregiver Outcomes through Structured Support Via Military Caregiver Peer Forums; OMB Control Number 0704–XXXX. Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 90. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 90. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 90. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to assess how participants are using the Military Caregiver PEER (Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources) Forums, how participating in the PEER Forums benefits them, and the role that PEER Forums play in the landscape of social support services available to caregivers. Military Caregiver PEER Forums are located on military bases across the country where caregivers can convene, converse among their peers, share resources and best practices, and provide support for the challenges they face. The results will be used to determine how the PEER Forums are currently improving and might better continue to improve caregiver well-being by reducing caregiver burden and addressing caregiver isolation. DoD will use the information gathered by this project to assess the implementation of PEER Forums and implement improvements, if needed. A complementary objective is to use the information gathered by this project to provide DoD with a framework for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of PEER Forums. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be emailed to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Dod Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick Licari. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at WHS/ESD Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 03F09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Dated: January 5, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–00267 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–66] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, DSCA/SA&E–RAN, (703) 697–9107. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-57]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification.

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This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public 
Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, DSCA/SA&E-RAN, (703) 
697-9107.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-57 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: January 5, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 16-57
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Norway
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............  $1.40 billion
Other...................................  $ .35 billion
                                         -------------------------------
    TOTAL...............................   $1.75 billion
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
Major Defense Equipment (MDE):

Five (5) P-8A Patrol Aircraft, each includes: Commercial Engines, 
Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and 
Infrared (IO) MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY-10 Radar, 
ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures
Eleven (11) Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio 
Systems (MIDS JTRS)
Eight (8) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ-
24(V)N Eight (8) System Processors for AN/AAQ-24(V)N
Forty-two (42) AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning Sensors for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N
Fourteen (14) LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/
Inertial Navigations Systems (EGIs)
Two thousand (2,000) AN/SSQ-125 Multi-Static Active Coherent (MAC) 
Source Sonobuoys

    Non-MDE includes: Spares, spare engine, support equipment, 
operational support systems for Tactical Operations Center and Mobile 
Tactical Operations Center (ToC/MToC), training, maintenance trainer/
classrooms, publications, software, engineering and logistics technical 
assistance, Foreign Liaison Officer support, contractor engineering 
technical services, repair and return, transportation, aircraft ferry, 
and other associated training and support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (SAN)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: This would be Norway's first 
purchase of the P-8A Patrol Aircraft. Norway has one related P-8A case, 
NO-P-GEN, which provides P-8A study and technical analysis support.
    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or 
Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex Attached
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 20, 2016

    *as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

Policy Justification

Norway--P-8A Aircraft and Associated Support

    Norway has requested a possible sale of up to five (5) P-8A Patrol 
Aircraft, each includes: Commercial Engines, Tactical Open Mission 
Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IO) MX-20HD, AN/
AAQ-2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY-10 Radar, ALQ-240 Electronic Support 
Measures. Also included are eleven (11) Multifunctional Distribution 
System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS); eight (8) Guardian 
Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; eight (8) 
System Processors for AN/AAQ-24(V)N; forty-two (42) AN/AAR- 54 Missile 
Warning Sensors for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; fourteen (14) LN-251 with 
Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems 
(EGIs); and two thousand (2,000) AN/SSQ-125 Multi-Static Active 
Coherent (MAC) Source Sonobouys; spares; spare engine; support 
equipment; operational support systems; training; maintenance trainer/
classrooms; publications; software; engineering and logistics technical 
assistance; Foreign Liaison Officer support; contractor engineering 
technical services; repair and return; transportation; aircraft ferry; 
and other associated training and support. The total estimated program 
cost is $1.75 billion.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability throughout the world. The 
proposed sale will allow Norway to maintain its Maritime Patrol 
Aircraft (MPA) capability following retirement of its P-3C MPA. This 
sale will strengthen collective NATO defense and enhance Norway's 
regional and global allied contributions.
    Norway has procured and operated U.S. produced P-3 Orion MPAs for 
over 40 years, providing critical capabilities to NATO and coalition 
maritime operations. Norway has maintained a close MPA acquisition and 
sustainment relationship with the U.S. Navy over this period. The 
proposed sale will allow Norway to recapitalize, modernize, and sustain 
its MPA capability for the next 30 years. As a long-time P-3 operator, 
Norway will have no difficulty transitioning its MPA force to the P-8A 
and absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor involved in this sale is The Boeing Company, 
Seattle, WA. Additional contractors include: Air Cruisers Co, LLC; 
Arnprior Aerospace, Canada; AVOX Zodiac Aerospace; BAE; Canadian 
Commercial Corporation (CCC)/EMS; Compass David Clark; DLS/ViaSat, 
Carlsbad, CA; DRS; Exelis, McLean, VA; GC Micro, Petaluma, CA; General 
Electric, UK; Harris; Joint Electronics; Martin Baker; Northrop Grumman 
Corp, Falls Church, VA; Pole Zero, Cincinnati, OH; Raytheon, Waltham, 
MA; Raytheon, UK; Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA; Spirit Aero, 
Wichita, KS; Symmetries Telephonies, Farmingdale, NY; Terma, Arlington, 
VA; Viking; and WESCAM. Norway does require an offset agreement. Any 
offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser 
and the prime contractor.
    Implementation of the proposed sale will require approximately five 
(5) contractor personnel to support the program in Norway.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-57
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act
Annex Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. The P-8A aircraft is a militarized version of the Boeing 737-800 
Next Generation (NG) commercial aircraft. The P-8A is replacing the P-
3C as the Navy's long-range anti submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface 
warfare (ASuW), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) 
aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime, and littoral operations. The 
overall highest classification of the P-8A weapon system is SECRET. The 
P-8A mission systems hardware is largely unclassified, while individual 
software elements (mission systems, acoustics, ESM, etc.) are 
classified up to SECRET.
    2. P-8A mission systems include:
    a. Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS). TOMS functions include 
environment planning, tactical aids, weapons planning aids, and data 
correlation. TOMS includes an algorithm for track fusion which 
automatically correlates tracks produced by on board and off board 
sensors.
    b. Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) MX-20HD. The EO/IR system

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processes visible EO and IR spectrum to detect and image objects.
    c. AN/AQQ-2(V)1 Acoustic System. The Acoustic sensor system is 
integrated within the mission system as the primary sensor for the 
aircraft ASW missions. The system has multi-static active coherent 
(MAC) 64 sonobuoy processing capability and acoustic sensor prediction 
tools.
    d. AN/APY-10 Radar. The aircraft radar is a direct derivative of 
the legacy AN/APS- 137(V) installed in the P-3C. The radar capabilities 
include GPS selective availability anti-spoofing, SAR and ISAR imagery 
resolutions, and periscope detection mode.
    e. ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures (ESM). This system provides 
real time capability for the automatic detection, location, 
measurement, and analysis of RF-signals and modes. Real time results 
are compared with a library of known emitters to perform emitter 
classification and specific emitter identification (SEI).
    f. Electronic Warfare Self Protection (EWSP). The aircraft EWSP 
consists of the ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS), 
ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and the AN/AAQ-24 
Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM)/AAR-54 Missile Warning 
Sensors (MWS). The EWSP includes threat information.
    3. If a technologically advanced adversary was to obtain access of 
the P-SA specific hardware and software elements, systems could be 
reverse engineered to discover USN capabilities and tactics. The 
consequences of the loss of this technology, to a technologically 
advanced or competent adversary, could result in the development of 
countermeasures or equivalent systems, which could reduce system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar 
advanced capabilities.
    4. A determination has been made that the recipient government can 
provide substantially the same degree of protection, for the technology 
being released as the U.S. Government. Support of the P-8A Patrol 
Aircraft to the Government of the Norway is necessary in the 
furtherance of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.
    5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the Government of 
Norway.

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